"My cruel friend spoke in such a way that it broke my heart"

Another example:

"Also I know deception and___word that can break your heart"

What type of word did he speak, which broke the heart? I want that word instead of 'In such a way' or fill the blank space

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    Please explain why heartbreakingly doesn't meet your requirement. – FumbleFingers Oct 9 '16 at 17:37
  • An H word? :) – Yuri Oct 9 '16 at 17:59
  • Insulting or offensive – V.V. Oct 9 '16 at 18:28
  • I think your question is unclear. Even though you wrote or in "I want that word instead of 'In such a way' or fill the blank space", perhaps you meant to be and (it sounds so to me). And because My cruel friend spoke [in such a way] that it broke my heart needs something adverb-like, while Also I know deception and [something here] word that can break your heart needs something adjective-like, your question is unclear to me. – Damkerng T. Oct 9 '16 at 23:35

Maybe this fits: “... words that cut you to the bone and break your heart.”

cut someone to the bone/heart/quick

to say or do something unkind that makes someone feel very upset
His mockery, which he meant as a joke, cut her to the bone.

Macmillan Dictionary

Use the verb, cut, change it into an adverb and:

My cruel friend spoke so cuttingly, it broke my heart.

Adv. 1. cuttingly - in an intentionally unkind way; "a cutting remark"



You are probably looking for heartbreaking :

  • causing great sadness, disappointment, etc.

    • a heartbreaking story
    • It is heartbreaking (for him) that he cannot see his children.
  • It's not as I require above – Arman Oct 9 '16 at 17:27
  • @Arman - can you please clarify what you are looking for? – user5267 Oct 9 '16 at 17:29
  • Is that Acerbic suitable in that situation? – Arman Oct 9 '16 at 17:34

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